Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Prisonnier de Guerre au Stalag IIB - Tardi
Graphic novel artist and illustrator Jacques Tardi (creator of Adèle Blanc-Sec) goes 'Maus' on us, telling the story of his father, who spent almost the entire World War II in a German prison camp.
Personal accounts of war prisoners are surprisingly hard to come by, as opposed to those of soldiers and concentration camp survivors.
The content is absorbing, therefore; at least at first...
Not personally an avid reader of war literature, the truth is I soon tired of this.
Finished it anyway, but can't say I am eagerly anticipating part II.
The pictures are artistic, and the narrative structure interesting - Tardi senior walks around Stalag IIB, reciting his mémoirs to Tardi junior walking by his side, questioning and commenting. An educational read, at any rate.
'Maus' : http://ingelaonstuff.blogspot.fr/2012/11/maus-art-spiegelman.html